What I’m Drinking: Mikkeller Ris a la M’ale

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Mikkeller - Ris a la M'ale Mikkeller – Ris a la M’ale

On a recent, quiet Saturday evening, my girlfriend and I decided to pop into to a local bottle shop to stock up on some suds for the night ahead.  Taking a quick browse and realizing that I forgot my growler (a rookie mistake of which I’m truly ashamed), we quickly narrowed down our options to bottles and cans.  After a quick once through, we were both drawn to a row of older-styled Mikkeller bottles (as opposed to the enticing array of awesome designs Keith Shore has been doing for the recent Mikkeller releases).  As if being pulled in by some invisible magnetic force, we both settled upon the paper wrapped bottle of Ris a la M’ale.  Advertised as an ale brewed with almonds and cherries, what wasn’t there to be intrigued about?  After some pork chops, we cracked open the bottle for dessert.

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Dry Stout Sauternes Edition – Mikkeller (Denmark)

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  • My Rating: A

Dry Stout Sauternes Edition, 4.1% ABV – 375ml., brewed and bottled at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium (Denmark)

Dry stout aged in Sauternes Barrels

  • Style: (Sauternes) Barrel-Aged Dry Stout
  • Taste: Balanced fruity off-dry roasted woody coffee malt
  • Where I got it : Legacy Liquor Store
  • How much: $12 (5% off) – 375ml, March 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: possibly
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Pours dark cola brown with a small creamy head, a decent layer of retention, not much lacing, some slow micro streams around the perimeter.

Nose: mellow burnt sour roasted malt, woodiness (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: watery-thin/non-oily, micro bubbly-tingly

Mid-palate: immediate light-med sour w/ fruity grape, (lvl-2)-sweetness, hint of funk, (MAIN) roasted malts, caramel, coffee

Finish: woody, coffee, clean malt finish.

Summary: Unbelievably sippable. It wasn’t the flavours that wow’d me but the…

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Craft Beer Review – Mikkeller Funky e Star

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Mikkeller Funky e Star

Mikkeller – Funky e Star: Brewed in Denmark, this wild/sour are comes in at a strength of 9.39% abv and was poured into a snifter glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Aroma and Appearance: This craft beer pours a muddy brown water colour with minimal foam and lots of bubbles. The aroma was some bread, tart and acid.

Flavour: Metallic and tin like, with a touch of clove, bread and a hint of tartness, very thin and overall tastes kind of like bad water. Despite strength, cannot taste alcohol at all.

Overall Impression: Pretty crappy to be honest, literally muddy water flavour. I think where ever this was brewed, they didn’t let it develop enough before bottling it for this batch or something went wrong in transportation. Drain pour.

Rating: It was a total drain pour, 1/10, worst beer I have had. I gave it lots of chances to…

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